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Hokka: A Delicious Box of Chocolates…

The location of this apartment renovation is in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, a neighborhood filled with fashionable cafes, boutiques and galleries. The design team at Septembre was hired to spearhead this remodel. This 75 sq.m apartment reminds me of a lovely box of chocolates, each room has a distinct flavor and texture. As we enter, it is evident that the design aesthetic was to fulfill the homeowner’s quest for individuality. Continue reading

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Terrace House Renovation

Nothing enlivens a home like natural light. Combine that with more elbow room and you have an enlightened transformation. This Melbourne terrace house received just that and more. Designed by Sanders & King, what began as a project to improve the main living areas expanded in to additions of a bedroom and bathroom as well. Even the main bedroom suite repurposed a verandah in to an office and bath. Continue reading

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All-In-One Bunk Bed: Step Outside the Box

What happens when two innovative and inspiring designers decide to re-invent the iconic bunk bed? The result is a delicious modern perch that makes you sit up and take notice. Continue reading

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Annedal Apartment

I’ve arrived, unwillingly, at the point where I’ll accept stunning compositions of tone and texture and materials as a relatively acceptable replacement for color. Here’s a case to support my point, this monochromatic apartment in Stockholm, Annedal specifically. Continue reading

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Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel

In the heart of exciting and vibrant Amsterdam you’ll find a hotel whose interiors are designed by a local, yet world renowned designer, Marcel Wanders. Housed in the city’s former public library, Wanders endowed the hotel with native personality, history, character, and local life style. Continue reading

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Graine & Ficelle: Sleep Well In the Cote d’Azur

This family friendly bed and breakfast is located in the beautiful French countryside. Graine & Ficelle was designed and is owned by Isabella Salusti, who also offers culinary lessons to her guests using locally sourced organic meats, cheeses and produce. Continue reading

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Amy’s House

It is rare to see a renovation that so honestly transforms a 1950s California bungalow. By that I mean a remodel that repurposes a home through radical changes of purpose and minimal material alterations, just like Melbourne-based MAKE architecture had done in Amy’s house. Continue reading

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Who will be crowned World Interior of the Year 2014?

I guess we’ll just have to wait for INSIDE World Festival of Interiors design awards ceremony in October at Singapore’s most spectacular Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This year’s awards consist of 60 nominations from 21 countries across nine categories; from Creative Re-use, Hotels and Residential, to Offices, Retail, Bars & Restaurants, and more – Check out our favorite nominees.

* Pictured above is Harrods Escalator Hall in London, designed by Make Architects. The stunning centrepiece glass chandelier was designed by sculptor Dale Chihuly. Continue reading

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Private House Home and Studio

Creating a cozy home of 600 sq.m. may be daunting. Though with skillful manipulation of light and volume, it can be achieved, and artfully so. The blank and bland original concrete structure has been transformed in to a sophisticated modern home. The voluminous spaces are retained and defined by subtle changes in flooring; from wood planks to large slabs of tile in shades of sand and deep charcoal. Raw square concrete columns are left exposed. Continue reading

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Thurnbichlweg Chalet

An Austrian chalet comes with very high standards for idyllic locations, spectacular scenery, and charming, comforting interiors. This renovated chalet, by Bernd Gruber, excels at all three through respect for the original structure, the perfectly balanced use of natural materials, and the contrast between tradition and modern design. Continue reading